Lady Wildcats pick up 16-7 softball victory
The Kemper County High School softball team split a pair of games last week, taking a 16-7 win over West Point, while dropping a 16-1 decision to district one Choctaw County High School.
KCHS, now 2-2 on the season returns to action on Tuesday when Philadelphia pays a visit for a district game. The homestand continues on Thursday when Columbus comes to town, followed by a Saturday contest against visiting West Point.
The Lady Wildcats played solid defense behind the pitching of Neera Bell in the win over West Point. Bell also pitched against Choctaw County, striking out eight in four innings of work. She also accounts for the only KCHS run with a home run.
The KCHS track team had another strong meet when it traveled to Meridian High School’s Ray Stadium.
Sha’Kenye Darden was first in the 800 meters while She'Kayne Darden was third.
The 4x400 boys relay team of William Brown, Marquez Patty, Ezekiel Smoot, and Aaron Steele took gold, while the 4x100 team of Tyler Grace, Camron Butler, Steele, and Jamari Scott was second, as was the 4x200 team of Scott, Alex Roberts, Smoot and Steele.
The 4x800 team of Marquez Patty, Brown, Sha’Kayne Darden, and Benqueez Winston was second, while Smoot took second in the 400 yard dash and Scott second in the 200 meters.
On the girls side of things Zariyah Moss and Jashunti Bourrage finished second and third respectively in the 400 meters, while Kaylan Clayton was second in the 200 meters. Quintayjah Reed, Moss, Bourrage, and Clayton were second in the girls 4x200 relay.
The Wildcats dropped a pair of games on the diamonds do district foe Eupora last week by the scores of 19-2 and 16-0.
The Eagles of Eupora scored at least five runs in each of the five innings they came to the plate in the two games. Both games were ended by the run-rule.
KCHS is set to return to action on Monday when they visit Leake Central followed by a Tuesday road contest with Nanih Waiya. The rest of the March schedule shows Kemper County hosting Nanih Waiya on March 25 and Choctaw county on March 29.